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ERIC Number: ED255401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Implications of Jacob Bronowski's 'The Identity of Man.'
Frager, Alan M.
If curriculum designers conclude, as Jacob Bronowski (author of "The Identity of Man," 1965) does, that the mind is not a machine and that knowledge cannot be programmed into humans like computers, then a model for education must be adopted which takes into consideration Bronowski's definitions of knowledge and self. This model must consider the continuous nature of education and the creativity of the mind, which Bronowski divides into two modes: science and the arts. The scientific mode relies on the process of induction, including concept formation. By including scientific induction in the new model of education, students would take a more active role in their education by pursuing individual or group inquiries. The artistic mode explores alternatives and develops what Bronowski calls sympathy. By including sympathy in the educational process, competition can be diminished and cooperation fostered. Teachers' and students' roles would change in this model and a more open process would result. (IS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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